Mayor of Norway, SC arrested

Jim Preacher

Norway, S.C. (WACH)- The controversial mayor of a small Orangeburg County town has been arrested.

Jim Preacher, 66, was arrested for impersonating a Law Enforcement Officer and Misconduct in Office.

According to the arrest warrant, in January, Preacher was stopped by a highway patrolman. After the stop, Preacher turned around and tried to arrest Trooper Steven Williams. Preacher a former Police chief in Bamberg County tried to pull Williams over and told Williams he had the right to do so since he was a state constable.

The warrant also alleges Preacher hired his son for a job at the Town of Norway's Water Treatment Department and used town funds to pay his salary without council approval.

Preacher was arrested and taken to the Orangeburg County Detention Center.